Diploma of Practice Management
Get prepared to lead the way in creating a safe and happy health care environment
According to the Job Outlook website published by the Australian government, employment for Practice Managers grew by 81% in the past five years and is expected to continue growing strongly through to November 2020.* A career in practice management offers flexibility with only 68% of current employees working full time*. If you’re interested in stepping into a management position in the health industry, equip yourself with the knowledge and skills you need to step into practice management.
The Diploma of Practice Management will equip you with the leadership and management skills you need to advance your career or change career within the medical sector. You will learn how to guide staff and achieve business goals, manage risk, implement infection control policies and most importantly, deliver a high level of service to patients.
Once attained, the Diploma of Practice Management will equip you with the skills and knowledge you require to contribute to a business’s strategic direction and ensure daily operations run smoothly. This health qualification will enable you to work as a Practice Manager or Health Administration Manager, in which you ensure quality patient care by managing all administration processes in different health care facilities.
As a Practice Manager, you will be responsible for organising and controlling the functions and resources of professional practices, such as administrative systems and practice personnel, as well as managing the promotion and operations of small to medium-sized health practices. This includes managing patient records and accounts, ensuring work health and safety compliance and coordinating personal activities such as hiring, performance management and job training.
At Foundation Education, the nationally recognised practice management diploma is delivered online via our innovative and interactive online learning platform, My eCampus. You get the freedom to study at a time and place that best suits you, with online access to our dedicated student support team, here to help you through all aspects of your course.
* Source: Joboutlook.gov.au
This is a Nationally Recognised course.
You will need to have completed year 12, or equivalent. Equivalency can be demonstrated by one of the following:
- A qualification at Certificate II level or higher OR
- 2 years of industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.
You will need to be at least 16 years old. If you are under 18 your enrolment form will need to be signed by a parent or guardian.
You will need to be a permanent Australian resident or equivalent.
In order to complete the on-line part of the course you will need regular access to the following:
Computer: Laptop or desktop computer with working speakers or headphone points
Internet: High speed internet such as Broadband or ADSL, T1/T2, fibre optic or cable
(Dial-up access will be significantly slower and is not recommended)
Windows : Operating system – Windows XP or Vista 7 or above
Internet Browser – Internet Explorer 7 or higher or the latest version of Google Chrome
MAC : Operating system: OS X 10.4 or later
Internet Browser – latest version of Google Chrome
Software: Flash, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word (or Open Office which is free to download)
Diploma of Practice Management
Choose from 12 months
Submit 1 assignment every 5 days to graduate in 12 months
Contact us on 1300 61 61 97 for course costs
Cost & Payment Options
Your course fee includes the delivery and assessment of your qualification, your study materials (including all resources) and ongoing support from our Education Team.
Upfront payment All course costs can be paid in total via VISA/MasterCard or bank deposit.
Payment plan Paid via a series of regular weekly or fortnightly instalments.
Course fees include course delivery and assessment, study materials and dedicated student support services. Please note this course does not qualify for assisted government funding.
Course Structure & Prerequisites
It is strongly recommended that individuals gain industry experience prior to entering the course.
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Recognition of Prior Learning
Given that some students may already be able to demonstrate their competence in some units, a recognition of prior learning (RPL) assessment process may be available to students to recognise skills and knowledge that may have been gained through formal and informal training and/or learning, work experience and life experience.
Why choose us?
Flexible Online Study
All of our courses are delivered online, giving you the flexibility to choose your course length.
Dedicated Student Support
Our industry experienced Technical Advisors, Assessors and Support Officers will support you from enrolment through to graduation.
Course material is developed in consultation with industry experts to equip you with job-ready skills.
Nationally Recognised Training
All of our courses are Nationally Recognised and accredited.